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Ascariasis

MedGen UID:
2087
Concept ID:
C0003950
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Ascariases; Ascaris Infection; Ascaris Infections; Infection, Ascaris; Infections, Ascaris
SNOMED CT: Ascariasis - roundworms (2435008); Ascariasis (2435008); Ascariosis (2435008)
 
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0005654

Definition

An infection that is caused by the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides, many cases of which remain asymptomatic. During the transient larval migratory phase, shortness of breath, fever, and eosinophilia can occur. Depending on the intestinal worm burden, a spectrum of gastrointestinal tract symptoms can occur. [from NCI]

Term Hierarchy

CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVAscariasis

Professional guidelines

PubMed

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Recent clinical studies

Etiology

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Diagnosis

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Else KJ, Keiser J, Holland CV, Grencis RK, Sattelle DB, Fujiwara RT, Bueno LL, Asaolu SO, Sowemimo OA, Cooper PJ
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Therapy

Chai JY, Jung BK, Hong SJ
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Prognosis

Etiz P, Altunsu AT
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Clinical prediction guides

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Recent systematic reviews

Swe MMM, Phyo AP, Cooper BS, White NJ, Smithuis F, Ashley EA
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